Wyoming Liberty Group
by Sven R. Larson, Ph.D.
Sensible people want smaller government. The question is how to cut it; contrary to what is often suggested, not all spending cuts are the same. Some cuts are aimed to actually reduce the size of government and ease the burden on the private sector; other cuts, however, are done to preserve government at the very expense of the private sector.
The Wyoming school system receives $19000.00 a year per student for funding. Amazingly, this increase in funding has not yielded any improvements overtime in performance test scores. Why aren't our educators and legislators held accountable for this disconnect of funding and lack of results? The very fact that these actual spending, funding and testing results aren't available for the public to review is unacceptable for Government Transparency and the public rights to know how our taxes are being spent.
It is important for the people of Wyoming to take action!
18LSO-0142 - Sales Tax on Specified Services (This is the proposed legislation)
This proposed bill will impose a 4-6% sales tax on the services that you use on a regular basis, increasing the price at the register and increasing the cost of goods purchased when small businesses are forced to pass along the service taxes they pay in order for them to remain profitable and in business.
Spending continues to increase. The big spenders want:
WyoFlot – a state government airline system ($80-$100 million)
Workforce Development ($50 million)
Even more for already a costly school bureaucracy
(with NO Academic Improvement for our kids!)
Ever wonder what it’s like to testify in front of a committee? Watch as our very own Robert Nelson testified to the Wyoming House Education committee last January.
Boyd Wiggam and Glenn Woods discuss Special Districts, local property taxes and special district reform bills pending before the Wyoming Legislature.
As Winston Churchill said, we should never let a good crisis go to waste. Why? Because it creates an opportunity for fundamental change. The fiscal crisis in Wyoming is a good example.